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You Wont Believe How Many Famous Movies Steve Mcqueen Turned Down
04-21-2013, 11:36 AM #1
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Steve McQueen was born march 24th 1930 and died november 7th 1980 at the age of 50 and he was one of the most popular and highest paid actors ever and he could have been even more popular and higher paid,but for whatever reasons,he turned down movie after movie again and again...

He turned down so many leading roles,more than any other actor and many of those films were very popular and are now considered classics...

One thing that Steve Mcqueen was very lucky to have turned down was an invitation by his friend Jay Sebring to come over Sharon Tates house for dinner on the very same night in august 1969 when everyone in that house was murdered by the Manson family gang...

Heres a list of the movies Steve Mcqueen was offered leading roles in but turned down,followed by the actor who was eventually chosen...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McQueen

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The Execution of Private Slovik - Martin Sheen

Oceans Eleven - Richard Conte

Breakfast at Tiffanys - George Peppard

Marooned - Gregory Peck

King Rat - George Segal

Return of the Seven - Robert Fuller

Bob Carol Ted & Alice - Robert Culp

The Kremlin Letter - Richard Boone

Ice Station Zebra - Rock Hudson

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Robert Redford

Dirty Harry - Clint Eastwood

The French Connection - Gene Hackman

Fort Apache The Bronx - Paul Newman

Grand Prix - James Garner

Play Misty for Me - Clint Eastwood

The Betsy - Robert Duvall

First Blood - Sylvester Stallone

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Jack Nicholson

Apocalypse Now - Martin Sheen

Raid on Entebbe - Peter Finch

Raise the Titanic - Jason Robards

A Bridge Too Far - Robert Redford

California Split - George Segal

Grace Quigley - Nick Nolte

The Missouri Breaks - Jack Nicholson

The Bodyguard - Kevin Costner

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Richard Dreyfus

The Driver - Ryan Oneal

Convoy - Kris Kristofferson

04-21-2013, 01:02 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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A possible reason why he turned down The Bodyguard might be he had been dead for 12 years. damned.gif
04-21-2013, 01:33 PM #3
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(04-21-2013, 01:02 PM)Octo Wrote:  A possible reason why he turned down The Bodyguard might be he had been dead for 12 years. damned.gif


lmao.gif I think there was a pre Whitney Houston version. LOL

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04-21-2013, 01:44 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Well that would explain it. chuckle.gif
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04-21-2013, 02:55 PM #5
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My favorite role of his



amazing book as well.

Many were called to play Willard in Apocalypse Now but Sheen was fated, destined for the role.
04-21-2013, 03:28 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes Papillon was great! cheers.gif
04-21-2013, 03:29 PM #7
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He was fantastic in that, was a great movie.

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04-22-2013, 04:24 AM #8
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(04-21-2013, 01:02 PM)Octo Wrote:  A possible reason why he turned down The Bodyguard might be he had been dead for 12 years. damned.gif

That movie was going to be filmed earlier than it was...

Its difficult imagining Steve McQueen In Apocalypse Now,because all we can do is visualize Martin Sheen in the lead role,but Steve Mcqueen was definitely first choice and i'm sure he would have been just as well,especially judging based on his fine performance in Papillon...

Just curious to ask why the "monday bombshell" pinned thread wont accept any of my posts? and i'm seeing an on screen pop up telling me I must use 85 or less characters,is that something new?
07-07-2014, 01:47 AM #9
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(04-22-2013, 04:40 PM)MEDUSA Wrote:  Papillion .....
And he was friends with Bruce Lee . I want to say...he was a pall bearer at his funeral,as was James Coburn .



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